Register today as an individual or as part of a team with your family, friends or co-workers and help us raise funds for mental health programs and services in our community. Let’s help people of all ages access the help and support they need to live their best lives.
Where: KVR Middle School – 300 Jermyn Ave. Penticton BC
When: Sunday June 24th, 2018
Registration at 8:00. The ride starts at 8:30am.
Cost: $45, children under 12 ride for free!
This ride offers incredible scenery, trestles, orchards, wineries and more – the KVR connects all of the best of Penticton.
This community event accommodates riders of all ages and abilities with three different rides: 12km, 24 km or 36 km. Each ride starts and finishes at KVR middle school.
The goal is to have 150 riders, and raise $25,000.
When we hide, mental health stays hidden. When we ride, we create change. This year, on June 24, ride in plain sight. Ride Don’t Hide. It’s more than the name of the event. It’s also the reason we’re riding. Be part of something bigger.
The CMHA-SOS serves the South Okanagan Similkameen and provides services to individuals living with mental illness and promotes the mental health for everyone. Funds raised will support wellness programs for individuals including Living Life to the Full education groups in the South Okanagan Similkameen area. This ride will be in conjunction with rides on the same day across Canada. Visit the official Ride Don’t Hide Facebook page here.
All funds will be used locally to provide wellness programs, support the meals program for individuals living with mental illness, volunteer programs at the Penticton Clubhouse and Living life to the full which is a group program to assist individuals dealing with the stresses of everyday life.
* One in five Canadians will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime.
* Every day 500,000 Canadians are absent from work due to psychiatric problems.
* Almost half of those who suffer from depression or anxiety never visit the doctor.
* Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds.
* Many symptoms of mental illness exhibit before age 24
By supporting the Ride Don’t Hide campaign, you will be supporting mental wellness groups, suicide prevention programs, Living Life to the Full Group program that teaches stress management skills, and programs to support the recovery and resilience of individuals living with mental illness.
For more information: Leah Schulting – Executive Director
Phone: 250-493-8999, email@example.com
For more information contact Leah Schulting @ 250-493-8999 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Mental Health Association, South Okanagan Similkameen Branch
2852 Skaha Lake Road
V2A 6G1 Canada